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3 running in special election for new mayor of Pascagoula

Three candidates are competing to replace a Mississippi mayor who moved into another elected position. The special election in Pascagoula is Feb. 11. Republican Mayor Dane Maxwell was elected in November to the three-person Mississippi Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities. He stepped down from the city job before he the other commissioners began their term this month. Three candidates ...

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New hotel set for February opening in D’Iberville

The new Hampton Inn & Suites in D’Iberville has a target opening date of Feb. 20, when it will unveil the newest design of the popular Hilton brand to the city. The four story, 89 room property in the Promenade Shopping Center is steps away from another Hilton hotel, the Home 2 Suites, which has been open for seven years. ...

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Biloxi hires new schools superintendent

A longtime school system educator has been named superintendent of Biloxi’s 6,300-student public school district. The district’s school board voted Thursday to hire Marcus Boudreaux, 42, at a salary of $140,000 a year, The Sun Herald reported. Boudreaux, the principal at Biloxi High School, replaces interim superintendent Larry Drawdy, who agreed to fill the post temporarily after the resignation last May ...

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Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

GULFPORT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.’s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt    MH Property Management, the owner and property manager of housing at the ...

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Mississippi city works to resolve Thanksgiving cyber attack

Officials in one Mississippi city have confirmed the local government fell victim to a cyber attack on Thanksgiving. Computer systems in the city of Pascagoula are almost all up and running again after they were infected with malware from a third-party contractor connected to city data systems on Nov. 28, Acting City Manager Frank Corder announced on Monday. No data ...

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Boutique hotel going up on Bay St. Louis beachfront

By LISA MONTI Construction of The Pearl Hotel in the center of Old Town Bay St. Louis is about a quarter of the way completed and the targeted opening is Winter 2020. Hancock  County-based Cure Land Co. is the developer. Work at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Main Street, where a small shopping mall had been before Hurricane Katrina, ...

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Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop. The girl’s mother is now suing the city of Biloxi in the hopes of preventing other girls from suffering the same treatment, The Sun Herald reported. The lawsuit alleges that the the pajama-clad girl was driving to pick up her older sister from a ...

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Former clerk pleads guilty to taking more than $100,000

A former Hancock County Justice Court employee is pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement after investigators found she stole more than $100,000. Local news outlets report Dana Sue Beaman pleaded guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court. The state auditor’s office found Beaman took more than $110,000 over three years she worked for the court. The inquiry began after ...

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Sea turtles released after rehab from pneumonia, fish hook

Two endangered sea turtles are swimming again in the Mississippi Sound after rehabilitation in south Mississippi. One is a 115-pound (52.1-kilogram) loggerhead that developed pneumonia while a Louisiana spillway was open. The other is a Kemp’s ridley that needed throat surgery after it swallowed a fisherman’s hook. Dr. Moby Solangi of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport attached satellite tags ...

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Closed golf course could be sold to new owner for $1.5M

The owners of a closed Mississippi Gulf Coast golf course say there’s a $1.5 million offer to buy it. WLOX-TV reports current owners have voted 211-57 to accept the offer, and that a contract could be signed in early December. It would likely be complete in early 2020. The course is part of a historic resort that frequently hosted Elvis ...

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